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Richard Madsen

China Mainland
University of California, San Diego

Richard Madsen is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He was co-director of a Ford Foundation project to help revive the academic discipline of sociology in China. Mr. Madsen received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. 

Major Publications


Dr. Madsen is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan (University of California Press, 2007). 

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